Florida education news: AP tests, virtual schooling, reading assessments and more
MORE KIDS TAKE AP TESTS: But around the Tampa area, a smaller percentage passes the college-level course exams than nationally. (Times file photo)
ALL'S FAIR: Pasco teachers lead the way in implementing a new state reading assessment designed to help guide instruction.
CAN'T BE FIRED: A judge rules against Hernando's attempt to fire a drug education teacher who used marijuana while at home.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Pasco prepares to name its newest high school.
FINDING FOCUS: Seminole students who had trouble in a regular classroom setting find it easier to learn online, the Seminole Voice reports.
A TASTE OF COLLEGE: About 300 Florida eighth graders take advantage of the Duke Talent Identification Program, the Naples Daily News reports.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Lee's board chair gets around to paying her delinquent property taxes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PLEASE COME TO JACKSONVILLE: Colleges and universities on Florida's "First Coast" seek more out-of-state students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
JUST IN CASE: Broward contracts with 16 firms to do construction work in the aftermath of any future hurricanes, the Miami Herald reports.
CUTTING COSTS: Florida Virtual School works to provide its services with 10 percent less money, the AP reports.
PREPARING FOR THE FLU: UF prepares for as many as 40 percent of students to contract the swine flu, the Gainesville Sun reports.